Ehretia glandulosissima Verdc.

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Boraginac.: 36 (1991)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Tanzania. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Boraginaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

Morphology General Habit
Small tree 4.5–6 m. tall; young shoots glabrous but leaf-buds sticky; bark buff, wrinkled and striate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades elliptic-oblong, 6.5–11 cm. long, 3.5–5.5 cm. wide, shortly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous save for a few hairs in the axils on domatia beneath; petiole 1.2–1.5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in many-flowered much-branched cymes 6.5 cm. long, 7.5 cm. wide, with short peduncles and secondary peduncles ± 1 cm. long; pedicels 1–6 mm. long; axes densely covered with short ferruginous glandular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4 mm. long with similar indumentum to the axes; lobes triangular at base, 2.5–3 mm. long, 0.7 mm. wide, subulate-acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla purple; tube 4–5 mm. long; lobes oblong, 4 mm. long, 2.2 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted from tube for ± 3 mm. but not exceeding the lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 8 mm. long including 2.5–3.5 mm. long arms; stigmas not capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit not known.
Habitat
Moist evergreen forest; 810 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T8
[FTEA]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/34834/2855889

Conservation
CR - critically endangered
[IUCN]

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0